The Brix Challenge 2016 – Another Huge Success!

Bonnie Smith-Skripps, Chris Brix, and Patti NemecOnce again the fundraising challenge presented by our good friend Chris Brix was met with tremendous generosity. This year’s Brix Challenge raised an amazing $9,265.00 in donations to support the work of the HSMC.

Those who donated to the Brix Challenge will make a positive difference for animals in need in McDonough County. Funds raised this year will support HSMC initiatives such as:

1) promoting adoption of cats and dogs at the McDonough County Animal Shelter

2) rescuing and fostering those animals that don’t get adopted from the Shelter

3) reducing the overpopulation of cats via the spay/neuter program

4) providing medical care to Shelter and County animals in need

5) helping to keep pets in their homes with their families via the Pet Food Pantry.

Because of the generosity of Chris Brix, our wonderful members and friends and our regional media sources the HSMC will be able to continue and expand its important work to help area animals in need.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who participated in the Brix Challenge 2016. Our most sincere “Thank You”.


Brix Challenge 2016

For the third year in a row, Chris Brix is challenging this community in another fundraising event for the Humane Society of McDonough County. He will match $1,000.00 in donation that are received between now and October 31, 2016.

Any amount donated is greatly appreciated and 100% of your donation will directly help animals in need in McDonough County.

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

The Brix Challenge
Humane Society of McDonough County
PO Box 7
Macomb, IL 61455

Or donations can through PayPal on our website.

We’re Looking for Some Heroes

Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Can you supply love, food, shelter, and companionship to some furry felines? Then we want YOU! Dejana,  and Grouchella need to be adopted or find a foster home now. Each adoption fee is $37. Dejana is an adorable tuxedo kitten. Grouchella is anything but a grouch. She is a lovely lady. How can you put a price on the love and entertainment these pets will provide for years to come? If you would like to be a foster parent, complete the foster agreement on our Foster Page on this website. You may also message us at

Twice as Nice!

It’s great to adopt kittens in pair for many reasons, but mostly so they will have a buddy and that you can save TWO lives. Malachi is a dilute orange tabby and Dejana is a tuxedo girl. They are around 12 weeks old. They are delightful kittens. They need homes by June 18th. Malachi and Dejana are Malachi Dejanaat the McDonough County Animal Shelter. Remember, adoption fees are lower during June and July!

Bella Chela

GrouchellaNow, maybe this cat was bit temperamental when she found herself in a kennel, but she does not live up to the name of Grouchela. Soooo, I call her Bella Chela. She is around 4 years old. At first she did not care for being picked up, but she is accepting of it and even enjoys affection. Let this lovely black and white girl be your bellissima amica (beautiful friend). Chela needs a home by June 18th. She is available at the McDonough County Animal Shelter. Remember, adoption fees are currently reduced for cats.

Captivating Calico

Callie is one of the most beautiful calico cats you will ever meet. It’s hard to believe dropped off as a stray. She is around 4 years old. She is a gentle girl. Callie needs a home by June 18th. Callie is at the McDonough County Animal Shelter. Remember, adoption fees are lower during June and July!Callie